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Is it more likely for a pituitary tumor and an adrenal tumor to develop together?
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Ben Ferguson
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Can be.
Adrenal tumors and pituitary tumors can develop as part of a syndrome called multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) 1, which is caused by a mutation in a specific gene and is very rare.
However, tumors in the parathyroid glands and pancreas, in addition to pituitary tumors, are most common, although a number of other organs may be affected. Thus, many symptoms are likely to be present.

In brief: Can be.
Adrenal tumors and pituitary tumors can develop as part of a syndrome called multiple endocrine neoplasia (men) 1, which is caused by a mutation in a specific gene and is very rare.
However, tumors in the parathyroid glands and pancreas, in addition to pituitary tumors, are most common, although a number of other organs may be affected. Thus, many symptoms are likely to be present.
Ben Ferguson
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rare but can happen
Especially if there is a family history of ovarian/endocrine malignancies as there maybe an underlying genetic mutation such as p53 gene mutation or carney complex.
Suggest you seek a genetic and endocrine evaluation.

In brief: Rare but can happen
Especially if there is a family history of ovarian/endocrine malignancies as there maybe an underlying genetic mutation such as p53 gene mutation or carney complex.
Suggest you seek a genetic and endocrine evaluation.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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